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Midwest High Speed Rail

Report: Hundreds Of Midwest Firms To Benefit From High-Speed Rail

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 02.10.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of Midwest manufacturers stand to benefit from a web of high-speed passenger rail routes emerging from Chicago's rail hub, accordi...

Amtrak Train Set To Hit 110 Mph In High-Speed Test Run

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — For the first time on a key Midwestern route between Chicago and St. Louis, an Amtrak passenger train topped 110 mph Friday, ripp...

Why We Can Afford High-Speed Rail

Lance Simmens | Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Lance Simmens

A prominent issue facing California and Californians at this moment is a decision on whether to build a high-speed rail transportation network connecting North and South and all points in between.

Quinn Gets Feisty On High-Speed Rail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is making an aggressive play to swipe some jobs and business from his neighbor to the north. Two days ago, it was report...

Which Way for O'Hare Express?

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Mayor Daley's vision for a high-speed train from O'Hare to a "superstation" under Block 37 at State and Randolph faces major hurdles.

Modern High-Speed Rail Is a Winner for the Public -- and It's About More Than "Just Speed"

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

Better high-speed rail service will triple ridership in the coming years. This adds to the green benefits of reducing air and car travel, and the economic vitality from pulling jobs, people and business back into downtowns.

Midwest High-Speed Rail Development: On the Fast Track

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

This structural transformation of our transportation system will improve mobility with a new modern, fast, comfortable and convenient transportation option for everyone.

Governors Holding Midwest High Speed Rail Summit, Sign Pact

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Midwest governors met in Chicago on Monday in a show of unity as they push for an eight-state, high-speed rail network - agreeing to s...

Plan Calls For Midwest High Speed Rail Running At 220 MPH

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- When it comes to trains, there's fast and then there's really, really fast. Advocates on Tuesday unveiled an $11.5 billion plan for a...

Old Post Office Could Be High-Speed Rail Hub

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Postal Service said it plans to auction its old main post office in Chicago. Ever since, I've been struggling with the futilit...

Administration Releases High-Speed Rail Funding Info, Edge To Midwest And California

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — High-speed rail plans in California and the Midwest appear to be front runners in the race for $8 billion in stimulus cash based on fe...

Biden Praises Midwest High-Speed Rail Plan

Chicago Tribune | Mike Dorning and Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obama administration officials offered encouraging signs Wednesday that a proposed Midwest high-speed rail network based around a Chicago hub has an i...

High-Speed Rail Station Design Competition Winners Announced

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the dream of turning Chicago into a high-speed rail hub ever came true, would the station be an anonymous piece of infrastructure or would it give ...